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Posts tagged with "Animal Agriculture"

  • Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats
    Maryn McKenna

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    A journalist chronicles the coevolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the modern chicken

    What does the invention of the chicken nugget in 1963 have to do with a 1999 outbreak of urinary tract infections in Berkeley undergraduates? More than you might realize, writes journalist Maryn McKenna: Both, she argues, are ultimately due to the industrialization of chicken farming during the 20th century. In Big Chicken, she skillfully weaves… Read More
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    Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

    Commercial-scale food production and environmental conservation are often viewed as fundamentally at odds with one another. This documentary, based on the book of the same title by Miriam Horn, challenges that idea by bringing viewers face to face with people who produce our food and whose livelihoods depend on the land and sea. Following a… Read More
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    Forgotten Farms

    The picturesque dairy farms of New England are an industry in transition. From over 10,000 dairy farms some years ago, only about 2000 are still in production. Forgotten Farms considers what has put these small dairy farms at risk and what further change might mean for the region. Small-production dairy farms bring benefits beyond milk… Read More
  • Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food
    Shelley Rotner

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    Food for thought: farming for kids

    Age Range: 4 – 7 years Grade Level: Preschool – 2 Children in our increasingly urbanized world, we worry, are failing to understand where food comes from. A glossy store-bought apple looks manufactured, and a ready-made pizza is often topped with unidentifiable objects. This book aims to correct any misunderstandings that 3- to 5-year-olds may… Read More
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    Good Things Await

    This Danish film paints Niels Stokholm’s biodynamic farm Thorshøjgaard into a picture of hyperbolic beauty: sweeping shots of verdant landscape, sensitive close-ups of leaves dripping with morning dew, and sumptuous sunsets, all accompanied by goose-bump-raising vocals of an a capella choir. First developed by philosopher Rudolf Steiner (whose thick tome on the subject Stokholm keeps… Read More